San Bernardino, CA, January 15, 2013 – The United States is experiencing an early flu season this year and almost every state has reported widespread flu activity. It’s not too late to get your flu shot. The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health recommends getting a flu shot because it will still protect you this flu season, which has yet to peak in California.  A seasonal flu shot is recommended every year to help protect you, your family, and the community from the flu. The flu is an illness caused by the influenza viruses and is easily spread from one person to another. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can lead to hospitalization and even death. Get your flu vaccine today to protect yourself, family, coworkers, and others in the community from getting sick from the flu. For information about community clinic locations and times, please visit the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health website.